Without a doubt, one of the most important things a hockey player (yes, even a hockey goalie) is concerned with is the quality of their skates edges. You need to have a skate sharpener that does exactly what it’s supposed to do every single time you use it.
But with that being said, what is the best skate sharpener out there?
We’ve used plenty, we’ve sharpened our skates on a wide variety of machines over the years and we’d like to think we know a thing or two about finding the best hockey skate sharpener for whatever your situation is.
These are our top recommended hockey skate sharpeners.
- Sparx Skate Sharpener
- Pro Sharp Home Sharpener
- Wissota 911 Sharpener
These are the Best Skate Sharpeners for Hockey Skates
For obvious reasons, learning how to sharpen hockey skates is a critical investment in any hockey players career. Whether you decide to sharpen your skates yourself, or have a friend do it, you have to have a great edge.
Up until recently, at home skate sharpeners like the Sparx and Pro Sharp were not an option for players and parents. With the invention of the Sparx machine, however, at home sharpening is easier than ever. Honestly, our Sparx sharpener was and still is the best investment we’ve ever made.
Sparx Skate Sharpener
Sparx has done more for skate sharpening than just about any company on the market. Yes, I’ve included two other sharpeners in this article, but that’s only so I am not accused of writing them into a monopoly. Seriously, if you’re reading this, just buy the Sparx sharpener and do not look back.
Honestly, I have no problems being a fan boy of the machine. I have personally recommended it to more than several hundred of the parents who’s goalies I train. I know first hand of 20 or so friends who own this machine and love it. I’m well versed in how to use it, and how it performs.
Pro Sharp Home Sharpener
Wissota 911 Sharpener
Skate Sharpening Accessories
You’re going to need a few things to go with your sharpener. The first thing you’ll need is a top of the line skate blade edge checker.